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My friend forwarded me this email and I was skeptical to open it, I was thinking another spam emails etc. But I was intrigued and ...

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    Senior Member lejean's Avatar
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    My friend forwarded me this email and I was skeptical to open it, I was thinking another spam emails etc.

    But I was intrigued and have found that the email is about me!

    Here it goes guys!

    > This is an essay written by a Korean student. (subject of the email)

    > Jaeyoun Kim
    > Filipinos always complain about the corruption in
    > the Philippines . Do you really think that corruption is the big problem
    > in
    > the Philippines ? I don't think so. I strongly believe that the problem
    > the lack of love for the Philippines .
    > Let me first talk about my country, Korea . It might help you understand
    > my
    > point.
    > After the Korean War, South Korea was one of the poorest country in the
    > world. Koreans had to start from scratch because entire country was
    > destroyed after the Korean War, and we had no
    > natural resources.
    > Koreans used to talk about the Philippines , for
    > Filipinos were very rich in Asia . We envy Filipinos.
    > Koreans really wanted to be well off like Filipinos. Many Koreans died of
    > famine. My father & brother also died because of famine.
    > Korean government was very corrupt and is still very corrupt beyond your
    > imagination, but Korea was able to develop dramatically because Koreans
    > really did their best for the common good with their heart burning with
    > patriotism.
    > Koreans did not work just for themselves but also
    > for their neighborhood and country. Education inspired young men with the
    > spirit of patriotism.
    > 40 years ago, President Park took over the
    > government to reform Korea . He tried to borrow money from other
    > countries,
    > but it was not possible to get a loan and attract a foreign investor
    > because
    > the economic situation of South Korea was so bad. Korea had
    > only three factories. So, President Park sent many
    > mine workers and nurses to Germany so that they could send money to Korea

    > to
    > build a factory. They had to go through horrible experience.
    > In 1964, President Park visited Germany to borrow
    > money... Hundred of Koreans in Germany came to the airport to welcome him

    > and
    > cried there as they saw the President Park . They asked to him,
    > 'President,
    > when can we be well off?' That was the only question everyone asked to
    > him.
    > President Park cried with them and promised them that Korea would be well
    > off if everyone works hard for Korea , and the President
    > of Germany got the strong impression on them and lent money to Korea .
    > President Park was able to build many factories in Korea . He always
    > Koreans to love their country from their heart.
    > Many Korean scientists and engineers in the USA
    > came back to Korea to help developing country
    > because they wanted their country to be well off...
    > Though they received very small salary, they did their
    > best for Korea . They always hoped that their children would live in well
    > off country.
    > My parents always brought me to the places where
    > poor and physically handicapped people live. They wanted me to understand
    > their life and help them. I also worked for Catholic Church when I was in
    > the army. The only thing I learned from Catholic Church was that
    > we have to love our neighborhood. And, I have loved my neighborhood.
    > Have you cried for the
    > Philippines ? I have cried for my country several
    > times. I also cried for the Philippines because of so
    > many poor people. I have been to the New Bilibid
    > prison. What made me sad in the prison were the
    > prisoners who do not have any love for their country.
    > They go to mass and work for Church. They pray
    > everyday. However, they do not love the Philippines . I talked to two
    > prisoners at the maximum-security
    > compound, and both of them said that they would leave the Philippines
    > right
    > after they are released from the prison. They said that they would start
    > new life in other countries and never come back to the Philippines .
    > Many Koreans have a great love for Korea so that we were able to share
    > wealth with our neighborh ood. The owners of factory and company were
    > distributed their
    > profit to their employees fairly so that employees
    > could buy what they needed and saved money for the future and their
    > children.
    > When I was in Korea , I had a very strong faith and
    > wanted to be a priest. However, when I came to the Philippines , I
    > completely lost my faith.
    > I was very confused when I saw many unbelievable
    > situations in the Philippines . Street kids always make me sad, and I see
    > them everyday. The Philippines is the only
    > Catholic country in Asia , but there are too many poor people here.
    > go to church every Sunday to pray, but nothing has
    > been changed.
    > My parents came to the Philippines last week and
    > saw this situation. They told me that Korea was much poorer than the
    > present
    > Philippines when they were young. They are so sorry that there are so
    > many beggars and street kids. When we went to
    > Pagsanjan Falls , I forced my parents to take a boat because it would
    > However, they were not happy after taking a boat. They said that they
    > would
    > not take the boat again because they were sympathized the boatmen, for
    > boatmen were very poor and had a small frame. Most of people just took a
    > boat and enjoyed it.
    > But, my parents did not enjoy it because of love
    > for them. My mother who has been working for Catholic Church since I was
    > very young told me that if we just go to
    > mass without changing ourselves, we are not
    > Catholic indeed. Faith should come with action.
    > She added that I have to love Filipinos and do good
    > things for them because all of us are same and have received a great love
    > from God. I want Filipinos to love their neighborhood and country as much

    > as
    > they love God, so that the Philippines will be well off.
    > I am sure that love is the keyword, which Filipinos
    > should remember. We cannot change the sinful structure at once. It should
    > start from person. Love must start in everybody,
    > in a small scale and have to grow. A lot of things happen if we open up
    > love. Let's put away our prejudices and look at our worries with our new
    > eyes.
    > I discover that every person is worthy to be
    > loved. Trust in love, because it makes changes
    > possible. Love changes you and me. It changes people, contexts and
    > relationships. It changes the world. Please love your
    > neighborhood and country.
    > Jesus Christ said that whatever we do to others we do unto Him. In the
    > Philippines , there is God for people who are abused and abandoned. There

    > is
    > God who is crying for love.
    > If you have a child, teach them how to love the
    > Philippines Teach them why they have to love their neighborhood and
    > country.
    > You already know that God also will be very happy if
    > you love others.
    > That's all I really want to ask you Filipinos.

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    i had this friend in college who would ask me kung asa ko ganahan mopuyo. sa way pagduha-duha, i told her "diri sa pilipinas of course". magpang-lingo dayon siya nya moingon "ayaw diri sa pilipinas che oi. wa kay future. ako ganahan na kaayo ko moadto'g states ba ron. naa man didto akong papa ga work." minta makuha na mi niya."

    she would always open up this discussion and as always, "diri sa pilipinas gihapon" akong itubag to her question. mobalik napud sha ug ingon nga "wala lagi kay future diri."

    after 6 years, we talked again. nagkumustahay. she told me dili na sila pwede mo migrate sa states. so magtigom nalang siya sa iyang work ron, and she plans to migrate to new zealand nalang. i thought nausab na iyang huna-huna about our country, pero desidido gyud diay sha to leave the philippines.

    it pains me everytime i hear her say those things. and then i get reminded of another friend who had migrated to the states when she was 16. sige lang ug panikad nga makabisita balik diri sa pinas. she got a degree, a good job. ang iyang gi apply-an kay kana gyung naay branch dri sa pinas aron naay purohan nga ma assign sha diri. now she's happy nga makaari ug pinas bisan because of work lang. bisan nasa makati ang branch office, payts daw gihapon. OK daw kaayo because she's now home.

    it is difficult to love pinas. pero i love her gihapon. always.

    cheeeryl *naghilak ug batong*. *bow*

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    C.I.A. thadzonline's Avatar
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    lisod jud tuod che, especially if you see atong values naghnay hinay na kawagtang and many of our compatriots no longer have a sense of social justice or maskin pagpakabanan naman lamang sa isig ka Pinoy

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    Elite Member emb_ventures's Avatar
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    true jud ni......di gyod na malalis.......

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    Senior Member lejean's Avatar
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    bitaw ui, just want to let people know especially kita mga cebuanos to stop thinking of earning big and reach the unreachable.

    come to think of it, anhe mang retire mga foreigners kay they will have a beautiful life here compared there na mghuwat ra sila mamatay ngadto dre feel teenager pa sila and mura sad mga datu.

    oh well...

    up up and away ne for tonight para ma enlighten mga tawo...

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    Senior Member Resurgence's Avatar
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    ug dako pa ang sweldo dri, ngano gud tawn molargo pko? ^__^

    saon ta man dli....ang minimum wage nga imo i.earn, kulang pa pra mapakaon nmo 3 times a day imo pamilya.

    natural, mangita jud ang tao ug pgka.kitaan ug dako pra lng mabuhi ang pamilya.

    pra lng nko, as much as possible, di ko mobiya sa Pilipinas.

    way buwad o sikwate sa States or in other words, "walang ganyan sa States" wahahahaha ^__^

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    Elite Member emb_ventures's Avatar
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    bisan naa sa gawas we can still show our love for our country by doing our share para molambo sad sila...para ra man sad ni sa atong kaayohan tanan, ugma damlag....

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    C.I.A. miyay's Avatar
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    i think, its because we lack national pride. a proud yet poor person will work hard to get out of the gutter. accepting alms and hand-me-downs from others are bitter pills for him to swallow.

    up ta ani...

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    Senior Member lejean's Avatar
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    we might have different views about this matter. bottomline we want to have a life better off than eating 3x a day and to take care other needs of ourselves, and especially to support the family.

    those who are working abroad helped the country through their remittances but some of the families left behind di lang jud maningkamot... huwat lang dawat sa kwarta...

    until when those people working abroad will extend help? what about their future?

    if you looked within your neighborhood or let's just say each of us know a person or many persons na nag-nursing, nautical and caregivers...or even people nga mo migrate...

    if Phils. is that bad, then ngano nagkadatu ang mga datu?

    oh well... another point to ponder..

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    Elite Member piolo_askal's Avatar
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    just a reality check. daghan pa man gyud siguro mga pinoy ug pinay nga di gusto mogawas sa pilipinas, even foreigners like it here and want to settle down here. but unfortunately, sa kalisod sa panahon, kinahanglan gyud mogawas, mas dako ang kwarta ug mas daghan ug oportunidad sa abroad. not all people who left and are about to leave philippines does not love the philippines, napugos lang gyud kasagaran ana nila, and they are even the majority.

    ang nakaapan lang is not about the people's love for RP but mas prioritize nila ilang kaugalingon, kanang "i don't care as long as im good" attitude, that's what's pulling us down.

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